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NAM  can never be platform for pursuits to undermine territorial integrity, says EAM (MoS) V Muraleedharan

Updated: October 10, 2020 12:34 pm
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan has said that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has potential to take lead in addressing the primary issues of current times that demand global cooperation. Addressing the virtual Ministerial Meeting of the NAM, Mr Muraleedharan said, individual members must stop and think before raising issues that are not on the agenda and which find no resonance in the wider membership. He said, the NAM never was and never can be a platform for pursuits aimed at undermining the territorial integrity of a State by another State.

The Minister said, terrorism and their enablers continue to spread their tentacles unabated. Misinformation and fake news are wreaking havoc on social cohesion and collective security. Climate change has become an existential threat, especially to the most vulnerable Small Island Developing States or SIDS countries. He said, Cyber security threats and the uneven impact of frontier technologies are causing turbulence. Mr Muraleedharan said, COVID-19 has reminded us of our interconnectedness, and dependence on each other as one cannot fight this adversary alone.

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